Changes in Extracranial Arteries in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

human heartFor a long time now, obstructive sleep apnoea has been linked to an increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Even though extensive studies have not been undertaken, it is thought that the increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is through enhancement of atherosclerotic vascular changes.

For this specific study, 35 OSA patients and 35 non-OSA patients as the control group were subjected to an ultrasonograph of the large extracranial vessels. Carotid artery-intima media thickness (CCA-IMT) and presence of plaques and stenoses was checked as well. CCA-IMT is increased in patients with untreated OSA and is related to the degree of nocturnal oxygen desaturation. Additionally patients with OSA had more severe plaque formation.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.